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”I enjoyed my experience at Arden. They take us children seriously and they don’t just throw things on the stage, and they don’t underestimate us kids. I thank Arden Theatre for letting kids have an experience of their lifetime. Also thank you all for caring about us. I am Arden Theatre’s biggest fan."

- Akota, Grade 5, Arden for All Student

“Claymobile is fun, it’s… I feel free in it.”

- Danielle, The Clay Studio's Claymation student at Young Scholars Charter School


"For my daughter and me, Friends' Central's financial aid was life-changing. Each year, when we receive our letter from the financial aid committee, we feel the same joy and gratitude. Our daughter's teachers and friends have been wonderful."  - FCS Parent


In 2019, the Zeldin Family Foundation supported the following nonprofit organizations with youth engagement programs focused on the arts, entrepreneurship, and STEM education:


ARDEN THEATRE - Arden for All Educational Program

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - Lang Science Program Scholarships

AOK - Education and Artist Support 

BALLETX - Sustainability Fund and Afterschool Programs

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDENS - Garden Apprentice Program 

CLAY STUDIO - Claymobile Educational Programs

CODE NATION - Technical Training and Workforce Preparation

DREAM Afterschool Program - Cultural Enrichment and College Readiness

DREAM Charter School Summer Program - EatREAL Food Science

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE - STEM Scholars PACTS and Traveling Science Shows 

FREIRE CHARTER SCHOOL - Media Art and Experiential Learning Initiatives

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - High School Internships

NFTE National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship in Every School


PROJECT HOME - K-8 Afterschool Program Robotics and Coding


PUENTES DE SALUD (LANZANDO LIDERES) - Leadership Lab and College Readiness

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS - Saturday Arts Lab Scholarships Grades 1-8

WHYY Media Arts Program - Media Lab Kits for Public High School Afterschool Programming

WILMA THEATRE - Camp Wilma Scholarships

SNIDER YOUTH HOCKEY FOUNDATION - After School Excellence Program 

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY - Future Health Professions Program


The Zeldin Family Foundation also provides scholarship funding to Bread Upon the Waters, the ClayStudio Residency Fellowship Program, and Friends Central School.

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